James Hetfield admits he isn't always in the right frame of mind for a gig and says he relies on the audience to help him through the show.
The Metallica frontman says he makes eye contact with a member of the crowd whenever he needs a boost – and adds that the trick never fails. Watch the full interview below.
He tells Hitradio 03: "I mean, we're all human, and sometimes we feel very communicative and sometimes we don't. But most of the time, if I'm not feeling good and then we get up on stage, I just look at somebody in the eye and just say, 'Hey, I need your help tonight.'
"I mean, I'm not asking them directly, but through the eyes I'm asking them, 'I need your help.' And they give it to me, somehow."